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The current Government of Bangladesh and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) from 2012 to 2016 is striving to reduce inequity gaps and increase access to basic services for deprived populations in the 20 districts at the bottom of the social deprivation ladder. Communication for Development (C4D) is a major cross-cutting strategy for both the UNDAF and of the UNICEF country programme for the period 2012-2016. The UNICEF C4D programme intends to engage communities to understand people, their beliefs and values, and the social norms that shape their lives. Through sharing of knowledge, understanding and addressing the barriers and constraints across all levels of the community, individuals and communities are informed and empowered to develop or change behaviours and take actions to improve their lives. The goal of the C4D programme is thus to increase knowledge and create awareness among communities, to change individual beliefs and perceptions, influence attitudes and behaviours, and consequently social norms and social practices. Through emphasis on amplifying the voices of the most marginalised and vulnerable, C4D aims to make a positive difference in the lives of children, their families and communities in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with equity.
The planned C4D outcome in the current UNICEF Country Programme 2012-2016 states that “By end of 2016, deprived community members in 20 selected districts practice key life-saving, care and protective behaviours, raise their demand for quality social services and promote social change with equity”.
Submission of Proposal: By 16:00 hours local time (GMT+6 hours) Thursday, 27 October 2016
Contract issued: 4-6 weeks from submission of proposal
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We are currently accepting submissions for the 4th quarter edition 2016 of eVALUAtion Matters, which will focus on “The Problem with Development Evaluation, and what to do about it”. We look forward to receiving your submission.
Submission Deadline: 1st November 2016
This edition will examine the intractable issues that evaluators, and users of evaluations, struggle with and how these issues can be addressed.
Based on your experience either as an evaluator trying to assess the cause-and-effect relationships between development interventions and their outcomes; or a user of evaluations, expecting an evaluation to tell you whether an intervention achieved its objectives, whether the intended outcomes were realized and why (or why not), what are some of the intractable issues that you struggle with? How can these issues be addressed?
AfDB Development Evaluation Week 2016
Driving Africa’s Transformation | Nov. 7 – 10, 2016
Transformation requires a change in mindset that must draw on what works, what does not work—and why—to succeed. AfDB Development Evaluation Week 2016 aims to help drive Africa’s transformation by convening development practitioners to share evidence-based knowledge about what works and why, in a bid to inform the way forward towards achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The learning event aims specifically to foster sharing of evidence-based knowledge related to the five core areas (the “High 5s”)1 the AfDB has chosen to focus on during the next five years. Discussions are expected to inform implementation and evaluation of the “High 5’s”, which are complex by virtue of their nature and African context.
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Semaine de l’Evaluation du Développement de la BAD 2016
Accélérer la Transformation de l’Afrique | Du 7 au 10 Nov 2016
La réussite de tout processus de transformation nécessite un changement des mentalités qui doit s’inspirer des succès et des échecs, tout en exposant les raisons. La Semaine de l’évaluation de la BAD 2016 entend contribuer à stimuler la transformation de l’Afrique en réunissant des praticiens du développement pour partager des connaissances factuelles sur les leçons tirées de l’expérience, ce qui permettra de mieux orienter la réalisation des objectifs de développement durable des Nations Unies. L’événement, qui est un forum de réflexion, vise à encourager le partage des connaissances factuelles relatives aux cinq grandes priorités (le « Top 5 ») sur lesquelles la BAD a choisi de se concentrer pour les cinq années à venir. Les discussions sont censées guider la mise en oeuvre et l’évaluation du « Top 5 »1 qui sont complexes, de par leur nature, et au regard du contexte africain.
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Evaluation in Canada in 2025: what could be, what should be, and what to do now" by Benoit Gauthier has now been published by the Northern Institute of the Charles Darwin University. It is available as a pdf at http://www.cdu.edu.au/sites/default/files/evaluative-voices-2016-02.pdf and it is referenced at http://www.cdu.edu.au/northern-institute/ni-research-briefs
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR}, Global Service Center in Budapest, Hungary, invites qualified service providers to make a firm offer for the establishment of a service contract for the provision of Evaluation of UNHCR's Country Programme in Ukraine.
Closing date: 03/10/2016 - 23:59 CET.
Click here to view the full RFP document (PDF).
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: No. RFP/2016/795 FOR THE PROVISION OF EVALUATIVE REVIEW OF UNHCR'S ENGAGEMENT WITH HOST COMMUNITIES IN REFUGEE SETTINGS and to submit your offer on or before 03/October/2016 – 23:59 hrs. CET:
Bids should be sent ONLY to the dedicated bid mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do NOT address or copy your offer to other UNHCR email addresses or individuals. Offers that are addressed to the other email addresses will be marked invalid and will not be considered for evaluation.
In order to assist you with the preparation of your technical and financial offers, kindly look at the documents accessible in the above-mentioned link:
Annex A: Terms of Reference (TOR)
Annex B: Financial Offer Form
Annex C: UNHCR Vendor Registration Form
Annex D: UNHCR General Conditions of Contract, Contracts for the Provision of Services – Revised January 2010
Appendix 1: Brief literature overview and selected bibliography
Please read carefully and respect the manner of submission and the deadlines indicated in the RFP/2016/795.
If you have any questions, please send them only to Zoe Varkonyi: email@example.com on or before 16 September 2016 23:59 hrs CET, as indicated in the RFP.
UNICEF’s Lebanon Country Office is looking for evaluation teams to conduct three evaluations in the areas of education, WASH and cash transfers. All information can be found in the links to the RFPS below. The deadline to apply is September 22, 2016.
Evaluation of Annual Work-Plans between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) and UNICEF Lebanon
Evaluation of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme within the UNICEF Country Programme in Lebanon (2013-2015)
Evaluation of the winter cash transfer program for Lebanese poor children and their families
UNDP Vietnam seeks 1 (one) qualified International Consultant to develop a manual on ecosystem services valuation.
The assignment aims to develop a manual on ecosystem services valuation for policy makers at national and provincial level, focusing in land use planning and conservation planning, which can support mainstreaming of global environmental issues into planning processes and investment decision.
The selection will be based on a competitive basis and will comply with UNDP procurement regulations.
Procurement notice with TOR and Evaluation criteria can be downloaded from the below website:
Interested offerors are invited to submit CVs, financial proposals and other information following guidance in the Procurement Notice to:
UNDP Viet Nam
304 Kim Ma, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel: (+84 4) 38500100
Direct: (+84 4) 38500200
with notification by email (without attachment) to: firstname.lastname@example.org that the bidder has submitted proposal.
UNDP will not be responsible for the missing of proposal if the bidder does not send notification email to above address.
Submission deadline: 6 September 2016 (Hanoi time)
We look forward to receiving your submission by deadline.
The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from qualified individuals to conduct the independent evaluation of the “Global Programme to Support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT)”.
Two Team Leaders are sought, who will co-lead the evaluation and supervise 2-3 country missions each. Their mandate will derive from and must fully comply with the overall Terms of Reference for the Evaluation. The evaluation Team Leaders should have an appropriate balance of evaluation experience and expertise in two or more of the following areas:
a) Tenure rights
b) Legal, policy and institutional tenure frameworks;
c) Governance of tenure;
d) Administration of tenure;
For more information, please refer to the call for expression of interest available at this link: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC3504.pdf.
Please note that the application deadline is 31 August 2016.
Click here to read the inaugural issue of the Caribbean Evaluators International Newsletter.
In this Issue:
CEI & Caribbean Urban Forum
CEI, IOCE & EvalAgenda 2020
Evaluation Topic: Outputs v. Outcomes
L’évaluation face aux nouveaux défis de développement
13-16 Déc. 2016
Le Réseau Francophone de l’Évaluation (RFE), créé en février 2013, sous l’égide de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), constitue un cadre institutionnel adéquat dédié à la promotion de l’évaluation dans l’espace francophone, en particulier dans les pays du Sud. Il rassemble dès à présent 21 sociétés nationales et réseaux nationaux d’évaluation. Le RFE mène actuellement de nombreuses initiatives de développement des capacités en évaluation, de plaidoyer auprès des décideurs publics, de mise en réseau des commanditaires et des évaluateurs au niveau francophone, de soutien à ses associations membres dans leurs activités de promotion de l’évaluation (consulter son portail : http://www.portail-rfe.org).
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The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private not-for profit, non-denominational international development agencies, institutions and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Africa and Asia to improve the quality of life of communities in remote and resource poor areas. In East Africa, AKF works with partners to improve the quality of life by promoting and developing innovative solutions to challenges of development in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Reflecting the complex and multi-faceted nature of development, AKF programmes in the region encompasses education, health, Early Childhood Development, Rural Development and Civil Society Strengthening.
AKF is seeking a consulting firm to conduct an endline study to measure the ultimate and intermediate outcomes of the Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa (SESEA) project.
Submissions should be made via email by 5:00 PM, September 2, 2016 to: email@example.com with the subject title: Endline Study for SESEA Project. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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On 9th August 2016, Hon. Buddhika Pathirana submitted a motion proposing to the Parliament of Sri Lanka to have a National Evaluation Policy and evaluation system for the country. It was a historical day for our parliament and the great debate held was very interesting. His speech was excellent (the video will be available soon, but in Sinhalese). Then other MPs join the debate by supporting the motion. It was surprised to see how some MPs fluently talked about SDGs and evaluation. One MP had been in the occasion where SDGs were endorsed at UN. The minister responsible for M&E and SDGs made the final speech and mentioned that the government will take all necessary actions to strengthen evaluation including the National Evaluation Policy and implementation of SDGs. Our appreciation for Hon. Buddhika Pathirana for the historical move in the parliament. This was initiated by the EvalGender+ initiative in Sri Lanka and Parliamentarians Forum for Development Evaluation. Many thanks to Hon. Kabir Hashim, Chair of GPFE leading this and project team of the EvalGender+ initiative team. Hope this will be an encouragement for many other countries also to promote NEP through the parliament and parliamentarians.
The Asia-Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA) is pleased to announce that its inaugural international evaluation conference is now open for registration. Themed "SDGs: Making a Difference Through Evaluation", the Conference will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 21-25 November, 2016. Conference details and online registration are available at: www.asiapacific-evaluation.org/apeaconf2016
Special discounts for Early Bird, Group, and Student registrations are available. Early bird registration's deadline is: 20 September, 2016. Conference registration closes on: 4 November, 2016.
Please visit the dedicated Conference website at: www.asiapacific-evaluation.org/apeaconf2016 for more information and for online registrations. We look forward to welcoming you to Hanoi in November, 2016.
On August 4, 2016 a webinar was held by IOCE/EvalPartners providing an update on past P2P projects, updates on network initiatives and the dissemination of the Global Evaluation Agenda. As well, the new EvalPartners platform was rolled out as being a focal point of information for VOPEs. A Call for the next round of P2P2016 grant schemes was announced along with the mobility grant scheme. A recording and copies of the PowerPoint presentations are now available.
Alexey's Presentation (.pptx)
Risto's Presentation (.ppt)
EvalGender update (.pptx)
EvalYouth update (.pptx)
EVALSDGs update (.pptx)
EvalIndigenous update (.pptx)
GPFE update (.ppt)
Global Evaluation Agenda (.pptx)
2016-08-04 - EvalPartners Info Session (.wmv)
Thanks to a generous support from the Government of Finland, EvalPartners invites Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) to apply for Peer to Peer grants for implementation of partnership projects jointly developed by at least two VOPEs. The idea is to encourage two or more VOPEs to form mutually beneficial partnerships with each other to promoted shared advice and learning.
The deadline for proposal submission is September 15, 2016 midnight GMT-12.
The summary table with project proposal scores indicating winning proposals will be published no later than October 11, 2016. VOPEs shall plan to complete their projects by 30 July 2017.
Please see the attached Call and application form for more information.
The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder to carry out the End of Project Evaluation to assess whether Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa (UNAIDS RST ESA) is achieving impact through its programme titled “Expanded Accelerated AIDS Response towards HLM Targets and Elimination Commitments in ESA Region 2013 – 2017’.
This evaluation will be carried out by a qualified evaluation team with advanced knowledge and experience in evaluation (proven track record of evaluations), development cooperation, public health and HIV/AIDS programmes. The evaluation team will be assembled by the bidding firm.
The evaluation will focus on effectiveness and impact of the programme. The evaluation will investigate specific areas under the four programme outcomes highlighted below. The fifth objective focuses on management and accountability which is cross-cutting across the four programme outcomes. The evaluator will work in collaboration with UNAIDS RST ESA to formulate the specific evaluation questions under each evaluation objective.
1. HIV is maintained on the political, development and health agendas and key global, regional and national HIV commitments are implemented.
2. Countries' planning, programming and decision making is based on high quality strategic information.
3. People who are left behind, (focusing on adolescents and young people, women, girls, sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, migrants) have equitable access to comprehensive HIV services.
4. Countries have sustainable resources for their HIV responses.
5. Management and accountability.
The evaluation will cover the implementation and results of the programme during the period June 2013 to December 2016.
For details on the activities and expected outcomes please refer to the attached RFP and to the UNAIDS eTendering website to register your interest to bid.
Deadline: 19-Sep-2016 17:00
The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from qualified individuals to conduct the independent evaluation of the “Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR)”.
OED is looking to hire an evaluation team of 2 to 3 international and regional experts, with an appropriate balance of relevant technical expertise and experience in evaluation. Please find more information in the attached Call for Expression and at the following links: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/ and http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC3485.pdf
Deadline for Applications: 5 August 2016
The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of UNDP, as part of its ongoing support to national evalution capacity development, is developing an Evaluation Diagnostic Guidance for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main objective of the Diagnostic Guidance is to facilitate a national evaluation framework for the SDGs and inform country led evaluation processes and systems which are central to the follow-up and review of the SDGs. The Diagnostic Guidance will be a conceptual and methodological framework to enable governments, and other development actors to develop a systematic approach to determining key areas, pathways, and parameters for evlauating SDG and its targets. The Diagnostic Guidance will provide detailed action points to be considered in developing a country's evaluation framework for SDGs.
IEO seeks proposals from providers qualified and able to develop the Diagnostic Guidance within the period of August - November 2016. For more information, please refer to the attached documents:
- RFP Document and Annex 1 - Description of Requirements
- Annex 2 - Form for Submitting Service Provider's Proposal
- Annex 3 & 4 - General Terms of and Conditions for Services and Evaluation Criteria
Proposals may be submitted on or before Tuesday, August 2, 2016 either via regular mail to:
Ms. Ximena Rios, United Nations Development Programme, Independent Evaluation Office, 220 E 42nd Street, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10017 USA
or via email to:
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UNICEF is pleased to announce that the recruitment campaign for UNICEF’s 9th NETI Cohort has launched. Applications will be accepted online until the deadline of 11:59pm (EST) on August 14, 2016.
UNICEF’s New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. As part of UNICEF’s global talent management strategy the NETI Programme focuses on attracting, selecting, developing and retaining new talent. The aim is to recruit candidates at the entry to mid-career levels who will grow and develop in the organisation. NETI participants work actively in multicultural environments within the development and humanitarian arenas, while contributing to delivering results for children.
The NETI Programme is currently recruiting suitable candidates at the P-3 level (minimum 5 years of relevant professional work experience) in the following areas: Child Protection, Nutrition, Communication for Development, Social Policy and Monitoring, Evaluation & Research.
For full programme details and information on how to apply, please visit the NETI website at www.unicef.org/neti.
2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
Realist Evaluation & Synthesis:
Advancing Principles, Strengthening Practice
Pre-Conference: Sunday, October 2nd 2016
Post-Conference: Thursday, October 6th, 2016
University of Liverpool,
London Campus - 33 Finsbury Square, London
MON. OCTOBER 3rd to WED. OCTOBER 5th, 2016
BARBICAN CONFERENCE CENTRE, SILK ST. LONDON
Join us for the 2nd International CARES Conference on Realist Methodology.
Realist Methodology is used in intervention science to study questions of ‘what works, for whom under what circumstances, and how.’
This event will be an invaluable opportunity for knowledge sharing, debate and training in the burgeoning areas of realist evaluation and synthesis.
The conference will provide:
An energizing forum for networking amongst realist evaluators, researchers, and practitioners;
Advanced training on realist methodology and concepts in the philosophy of Realism;
Plenary talks, oral and poster presentation and informal space for participant-led dialogue and topic exploration.
For more information, please visit www.liv.ac.uk/cares
2016 Workshops from August 18th through August 23rd
The Claremont Evaluation Center and EvalPartners, with financial support from The Rockefeller Foundation, are proud to announce the creation of a scholarship fund to financially support evaluators working in, or originally from, a country located in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, or East and Central Europe (non EU countries), and the Middle East to attend the on-line 2016 Professional Development Workshop Series on Evaluation and Applied Research Methods to be held on 18 - 23 August 2016.
Available to attendees from across the world via Online Classroom, the 2016 series includes 23 one-day workshops for you to choose from, each one taught by leading experts in the field.
A number of exciting topics will be taught this year, including (but not limited to): Basics of Evaluation (Donaldson & Christie), A New Introduction to Evaluation (Scriven), Principles Based Evaluation (Patton), Designing Social Enterprises (Gargani & Donaldson) Real World Evaluation (Chen), Appreciative Inquiry (Catsambas), Culturally Responsive Evaluation (Bledsoe), Empowerment Evaluation (Fetterman), Evaluation Capacity Building (Fierro), Data Visualization (Azzam), Educational Evaluation, (Berry & Eddy), Every Picture Tells a Story (Chapel), Quasi-experimental Methods (Crano), Grant Proposal Writing (Omoto) Theory-driven Evaluation (Donaldson) and much more!
If you working in, or are originally from a country located in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, or East and Central Europe (non EU countries), we invite you to send your scholarship application to Richard.Dowlat2@cgu.edu. The last day for submitting applications is 8/12/16.
For additional information, please visit our website: http://www.cgu.edu/workshops
UN Women Independent Evaluation Office is seeking to recruit four evaluation consultants to support the conduct of the forthcoming Corporate Evaluation of Women’s Leadership and Political Participation. The team roles are defined as: Lead Evaluator; Senior Evaluator; Senior/Intermediate Evaluator; and Junior Evaluator.
The evaluation will assess UN Women’s contribution over the last six years under Impact Area 1 of the UN Women Strategic Plans 2011 – 2013 and 2014 - 2017. The evaluation will be conducted from August 2016 to July 2017 and will be presented to UN Women’s Executive Board in September 2017.
How to apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online here by submitting in one single attachment :
* A cover note indicating which position they are interested to be considered for – Candidates are free to express their interest for more than one position within the team;
* An updated P11, which contains links to relevant sample evaluation reports and explicit indication of roles played in evaluation processes;
* Fee expectations.
Deadline for application: Applications should be complete and submitted through the online system by June 27, 2016.
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UNICEF Zambia is looking for qualified institutions/consultants to submit technical and financial proposals to conduct an evaluation of the UN joint programme for protecting migrant children from trafficking and exploitation.
Interested candidates must submit their proposals by 9th June 2016 12:00 hrs. , Zambian time to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com . See the Request For Proposals (RFP) document for details.
UNICEF Indonesia is seeking a consultant with relevant experience on Monitoring and Evaluation systems strengthening at the national level. The consultant is to support the Indonesian Ministry on National Development (BAPPENAS)
Duty Station: Jakarta at BAPPENAS Office
Duration: June until 31 December 2016
Interest candidates may apply online here
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Closing date: 10th June 2016
EvalPartners and IOCE are pleased to launch today the Mobility Grant Schemes for evaluators, thanks to the generous support of the Government of Finland and its commitment to evaluation field building.
The Mobility Grant Schemes are primarily intended to reward excellence and to see more evaluators from the Global South featured on the main program of evaluation conferences in the Global North.
Although this first announcement targets specifically the Asian Evaluation Week and the annual conferences of the European and American evaluation associations, it will continue until the end of 2017 on rolling basis. The process is quite simple: get accepted on the main program of a major evaluation conference, prove the added value of your contribution and let IOCE and EvalPartners take care of the rest if you cannot afford the participation cost.
For more information about the call and the selection criteria, please refer to the attached documentation.
le RFE organise la 2ème édition du Forum International Francophone de l'Evaluation (FIFE), du 13 au 16 décembre 2016 à Marrakech, en partenariat avec l'Association Marocaine de l'Evaluation (AME) et l'Observatoire National du Développement Humain (ONDH).
La première journée de cet évènement (13 décembre 2016) sera dédiée à des ateliers de formation consacrés à l'évaluation. Le RFE invite par la présente la communauté francophone de l’évaluation à participer aux ateliers programmés lors de cette journée.
Les professionnels de l’évaluation, les partenaires et les autres facilitateurs potentiels qui supervisent ou qui sont engagés à faire avancer la théorie, la recherche ou la pratique de l’évaluation dans l’espace francophone sont invités à proposer un atelier visant à transmettre des connaissances et un savoir-faire dans le domaine de l’évaluation.
Vous trouverez dans le formulaire ci-joint (version pdf et word) les informations relatives :
- aux lignes directrices et critères relatifs aux propositions d'ateliers;
- les modalités de soumission de proposition;
- les conditions de participation des formateurs.
Les propositions devront être adressées au plus tard pour le 10 juin 2016 à Pernelle Smits (Pernelle.Smits@fsa.ulaval.ca) ET à Miché Ouédraogo(firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nous vous adressons également une version synthétique du pré-programme de ce 2ème Forum International
RFE_Appel a Proposition_FORMATION FIFE_2016.pdf
La deadline de soumission est fixée au 7 juin 2016.
Call for Expression of Interest
Final Independent Evaluation
Local Economic Development Projects
Location: Sri Lanka
Application deadline: 25 May 2016
Type of contract: External Collaboration Contract
Post Level: International Consultant
Languages required: Proficiency in English
Expected duration: Approximately 30 work days (Evaluation mission in Sri Lanka is expected to be in the second half of June 2016)
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Please join us in congratulating Hon. Olfa Cherif, Hon. Meriem and all Tunisian/MENA MPs + EvalMENA team for making history again in the Parliament of Tunisia by holding a historical session during the EvalMENA General Assembly held last week. Congratulations to the new Tunisian Parliamentary Committee on Evaluation. Please see updates from colleagues on Twitter by searching for the #evalmena5 hastag or by following Marco and Ziad's accounts below.